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Carson, Rutgers upset No. 22 Pittsburgh

Jan 6, 2007 - 7:40 PM PISCATAWAY, New Jersey (Ticker) -- Essence Carson and Rutgers gave Pittsburgh a rude welcome to Big East Conference play this season.

Carson scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Knights to a 63-39 rout over the 22nd-ranked Lady Panthers.

Kia Vaughn scored 16 points and had three blocks while Matee Ajavon chipped in 15 points for Rutgers (7-5, 2-1 Big East), which jumped out to a 33-23 halftime lead and never looked back.

The Lady Knights dominated on both ends of the floor, shooting 52 percent (26-of-50) from the field while limiting the Lady Panthers to just 30 percent (16-of-53) shooting.

Shavonte Zellous scored 16 points for Pittsburgh (12-2, 0-1), which looked lost in its conference opener. The Lady Panthers managed just 16 points in the second half on 24 percent (6-of-25) shooting.








  • NCAA WOMENS BB
    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    PITTSBURGH (22) 23 16 39
    RUTGERS 33 30 63 FINAL

    Jan 6 1:50 PM


  • NCAA WOMENS BB
    PITTSBURGH (22) 23
    RUTGERS 33 HALFTIME

    Jan 6 12:44 PM
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    Pittsburgh vs. RutgersJan 6 12:44 PM